discrepancy

  1. a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

    Synonyms : disagreement, divergence, variance
    Type Of : difference
  2. an event that departs from expectations

    Synonyms : variance, variant
    Type Of : divergence, deviation, departure, difference

discord

  1. a harsh mixture of sounds

    Synonyms : discordance
    Type Of : dissonance
  2. strife resulting from a lack of agreement

    Synonyms : discordance
    Type Of : strife
  3. lack of agreement or harmony

    Synonyms : strife
    Type Of : disorder
  4. disagreement among those expected to cooperate

    Synonyms : dissension
    Type Of : disagreement
  5. be different from one another

    Synonyms : disaccord, disagree
    Type Of : be

discern

  1. detect with the senses

    Synonyms : distinguish, make out, pick out, recognise, recognize, spot, tell apart

disapprobation

  1. an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable

    Synonyms : condemnation
    Antonyms : approbation
    Type Of : disapproval

dirge

  1. a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

    Synonyms : coronach, lament, requiem, threnody
    Type Of : song, vocal

diorama

  1. a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene

    Synonyms : cyclorama, panorama
    Type Of : icon, ikon, image, picture

diligent

  1. quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness

    Synonyms : persevering
    Examples :
    • a diligent (or patient) worker
  2. characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks

    Antonyms : negligent
    Examples :
    • a diligent detective investigates all clues
    • a diligent search of the files

dilettante

  1. an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge

    Synonyms : dabbler, sciolist
    Type Of : amateur
  2. showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish

    Synonyms : dilettanteish, dilettantish, sciolistic

dilemma

  1. state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options

    Synonyms : quandary
    Type Of : perplexity

dilatory

  1. wasting time

    Synonyms : laggard, pokey, poky